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  • “I was drawn to Sterling because of the work program. I know that at the end of four years I will walk away from Sterling with a résumé full of work and life experiences that any employer would find of interest. Returning to a sense of place, community, and local resilience is the next step in the environmental movement. Sterling is at the forefront of this movement; a college education here trains you to be a leader through engaged practice in community living.”

     

  • “This small college is one of the most important places in this country. Any institution can announce its ideals; great ones live them out–in the curriculum, on the campus, and in the portfolio.”

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben

    honorary Sterling alumnus, environmental activist, and author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and Oil and Honey

  • “Sterling values strong environmental ties to the land. The value of environmental ethics is taught side by side with the courses. It’s really the college’s commitment to climate and social justice issues.”

    Nathan Welleford ’16

    B.A. Outdoor Education, minor in Climate Justice[lsp1]. . Currently works as the Event Coordinator for Kentucky for Kentucky, a company promoting the people and products of the state. He received Sterling College’s Climate Justice Scholarship for glacial research he conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range

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Farm-to-School in Craftsbury

Which work crew at Sterling allows you to make broccoli cheddar bites with fifth grade students, assist in processing vegetables (that came from the Pete’s Greens farm five minutes down…

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Allison Hooper on Connecting People, Places & Food

Allison Hooper sits on the Sterling Board of Trustees and is co-founder of Vermont Creamery.  She was published in the Burlington Free Press where she shared her support of The Working Lands Enterprise…

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Carrot Dill Soup

At Sterling, we’ve been doing a seed trial program with High Mowing Seeds testing out the company’s numerous varieties and seeing which grows best, tastes best raw, and cooks best….

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